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Belthronding
Background Information
Other Names
Manufacturer
Made Black yew-wood[1]
Usage
Owners Beleg
Appearances
Books The Silmarillion
The Children of Húrin
The History of Middle-earth
Films

Belthronding was the Bow of Beleg Cuthalion.

HistoryEdit

Belthronding was a bow of black yew-wood. Beleg might have gotten the name "Strongbow" from Belthronding. It was buried with him by Túrin and Gwindor after the accidental slaying of Beleg at the hands of Túrin, his friend.[2]

EtymologyEdit

In Sindarin, Belthronding is comprised of the words bel ("strong"), staran or thron ("stiff, hard"), and ding ("an onomatopoeic variant of ting").[3]

Other versions of the legendariumEdit

In earlier writings, the great bow of Beleg was called "Balthronding".[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 3: The Lays of Beleriand, I: "The Lay of the Children of Húrin"
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXI: "Of Túrin Turambar"
  3. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 5: The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies"
  4. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 3: The Lays of Beleriand, I: "The Lay of the Children of Húrin", Notes

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